Tokyo Tech News
Published: July 24, 2013
19 July 2013, three buildings on the Tokyo Tech Ookayama Campus were granted the status of Registered Tangible Cultural Properties by Japan's Agency for Cultural Affairs.
The most advanced techniques available at the time were utilized in the construction of the three buildings. The materials, structures and designs are valuable as examples of postwar and modern architecture of the early to middle Showa period. The Campus Reconstruction Department, comprised of faculty members from the then Department of Architecture and Building Engineering including Yoshiro Taniguchi and administrative staff, took the lead in the design and construction of these buildings. Tokyo Tech applied for the registration of these buildings as cultural properties in order to pass the three buildings down to later generations as symbols of the technical ingenuity the Institute has been embracing for the duration of its existence.